Life is in the Detours: October 6th, 2019

Yearning for adventure it is hard to sit still. Looking out the window, nothing on the calendar, expeditions seem distant. Edgy, cagy, pacing, unable able to escape, I seek a way out of this box into the wild beyond. There is freedom in wilderness. Room to breathe and be authentic.

“A world without wilderness is a cage.” - Dave Brower.

Sleeping outside isn’t a privilege but a necessity.

There is nothing worse, after days of falling asleep by a babbling brook and waking up to a choir chirping birds, than to go inside a house with insulated walls and an obstructive roof.

This torturous invention, a cage, a box, prevents you from seeing or hearing anything of importance

I fight against the urge to put my tent up in the back yard if only because in agreeing to live in a neighborhood of people I have inherently accepted their set of societal norms.

It may be a few more days before I explode, but there is no mistaking that wilderness is a requirement for sanity. Where we have anxiety, depression, and hate, this ‘lack of wildness’ is undiagnosed in many others.

Make time to free yourself and find a bit of nature.